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Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well as Sudan's fragile political transition.

A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the right to medical care.

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US administration, write Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko.

Israel bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

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Israel bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

Mohammed Bakri’s 'Jenin, Jenin' - which depicts clashes in 2002 at Jenin refugee camp - has now been banned in Israel, after over a decade of ...

Settlers export 'made in Israel' goods to UAE

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Settlers export 'made in Israel' goods to UAE

A shipment of olive oil and honey from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank has been exported to the UAE.

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Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

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Biden to receive second Covid vaccine dose

US President-elect Joe Biden will receive his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, his office announced, three weeks after his first injection ...

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

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Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The i24NEWS is now available to UAE households, after the country's controversial normalisation agreement with Israel.

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

China's 'vaccine diplomacy' presses ahead in Middle East

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China's 'vaccine diplomacy' presses ahead in Middle East

Health authorities in the Middle East are rolling out vaccines developed by Chinese state-owned conglomerate Sinopharm.

Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

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Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

The turnaround came after a day marked by calls from all sides of the political spectrum for action to avert an economic and social disaster, ...

Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

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Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

Bryan Fogel says media companies 'look the other way' when it comes to Saudi rights abuses.

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

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Health expert warns over Yemen virus jab delivery

The ongoing conflict and the destruction of infrastructure is expected to severely impact the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

US lawmakers appeared on track to pass a roughly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans, after Democrats and Republicans ...

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Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

It's long been clear that Joe Biden would find some role for Pete Buttigieg in his administration.

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Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

The Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine was targeted in an attack off the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Monday.

Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

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Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

An explosion struck a tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, maritime sources said on Monday, without elaborating on the cause.

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Iraq 'shrine factions' look to peel away from Hashed

Four warring factions in Iraq threaten the country's fragility.

The case for an Arabian Universal Basic Income

Steffen Hertog

The case for an Arabian Universal Basic Income

Comment: While a generous UBI remains unaffordable in western countries, in MENA oil states it could offer a way to reform welfare and an ...

Libyan oil flows resume, along with a revenues feud

Guma El-Gamaty

Libyan oil flows resume, along with a revenues feud

Comment: A resolution to Libya's enduring conflict will require resolving how oil revenues are distributed, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

UAE to export Israeli settler produce under new deal

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UAE to export Israeli settler produce under new deal

The settler-led Samaria council said the deals are the first to be organised between the UAE and an Israeli municipality.

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